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HS Parent Message December 10, 2021
Sally Lopez
Friday, December 10, 2021

High School Parent Message 

December 10, 2021

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Important Dates 

Dec 10: Fall Play @ 7:30 pm

Dec 11: Fall Play @ 2:30 pm & @ 7:30 pm

Dec 12: Fall Play @ 2:30 pm

Dec 14: How to Talk to Your Kids and Survive, 3pm Virtual

Dec 16: HS Band Concert @ 7pm

Dec 22: HS Choral Concert @ 7:30 pm

Dec 23: Early Dismissal 

Jan 3: School Resumes  

  

Fall Play Tickets 

Northern Burlington's fall play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opens FRIDAY December 10th! Catch one of our FOUR shows: December 10th and 11th at 7:30 pm, December 11th and 12th at 2:30pm right here in the Joseph A. Sakach Memorial Auditorium at Northern Burlington Co. Reg. HS.

 You can follow us on Instagram and Twitter @nbcfallplay for all the latest updates, information, and behind-the-scenes footage! We hope to see you there! Tickets are available at our.show/nbcrhs.

 

Help Us Help You:  

If you are watching the news, you know that COVID cases are on the rise in New Jersey.  If your child has symptoms, please keep them home.  Our school nurse has no way of being able to tell if a sore throat, or headache, or stuffy nose, or fever is a common cold or COVID.  As a result, students exhibiting these symptoms at school will be sent home and not allowed to return until they test negative for COVID.  It does not matter whether they are vaccinated or not.

NJDOH recommends that students stay home with: 

 Any one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of smell or taste. 

OR

Any two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose; 

If your child is kept home as a result of illness, please call the attendance line: 609.298.3900 x 2029.

So help us help you, if your child is ill, please keep them home.  Save yourself a trip to pick them up from school.

 Any questions, please contact our school nurse. 

 

Early Dismissal of Students

Please be advised that no student under the age of 18 can sign themselves out from school early even if they are drivers. As per our Board of Education Regulations: 

5230 LATE ARRIVAL AND EARLY DISMISSAL

No pupil under the age of eighteen shall be released from school before the end of the school day except in the presence of the pupil's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) or an agent of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

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See this flyer for more information!

Bathrooms

Please be advised that in order to better monitor use of the bathrooms, we are requiring students to sign in on a sheet prior to entering. We are also monitoring the number of students entering the bathroom based on the available facilities. 

Burlington County COVID Vaccination Sites

The CDC continues to recommend vaccination as the best way to prevent the spread of COVID.  Please see this flyer regarding more information on vaccination sites in Burlington County..


Spectators

We appreciate anyone who wants to support our winter sports teams.  However, students who wish to watch one of the winter sports teams must go home and return with a responsible adult who stays with them while they watch an after school event.


Holiday Sweater 

December 17 is Ugly Holiday Sweater Day.  Even if you did not know there was such a day, we invite all of the students to wear their gaudy, but tasteful and school appropriate, holiday sweater to school on December 17.


Charging Chromebooks

Please make sure your child is bringing his/her chromebook to school on a daily basis and that it is charged in the evening.  It’s 2021, coming to school without a charged chromebook is like coming to school in 1985 without a trapper keeper and a pencil.


Harvard University and Princeton University Present: Go With The flow: A FESTIVAL ABOUT FLUIDS A Holiday Science Lecture for Children and their Families

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1pm EST

Join us for a virtual celebration of fluids! Fluids are a part of our everyday lives - you can think about the water that flows from a faucet, the syrup you pour on pancakes, the winds and rains that are part of big storms. You can think about the air that flows out of the hole in a flat tire, or the hot candle wax you pour in a mold. We'll investigate some of these common fluids that are all around us, and then will then go into the lab and check out some not-so-everyday fluids that might behave strangely. The presentation is designed for children ages 7 and up and their families, but all are welcome to join and learn something new! More info and register here: https://sites.google.com/g.har...

  Instructional Supports for Students in Quarantine

    In addition to watching the lesson and interacting with individual teachers during prep/resource periods, a schedule of virtual instructional support has been available since November 8th. The support program will be evaluated at the end of November. The Counseling Office will email impacted students and families with the meeting schedule and links.


Travel guidelines

While the CDC recommends delaying travel until individuals are fully vaccinated, New Jersey's travel advisory is no longer in effect.  Subsequently, mandatory post-travel quarantine is not required for domestic, out of state travel, within the United States.  Therefore, NB will recommend that, for 14 days after travel,  individuals self-monitor for COVID-19 compatible symptoms such as cough, breathing difficulties, loss of taste &/or smell,  fever, chills, shivers, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose, and isolate and get tested if any symptoms occur.


Masks

Students, staff and visitors are required to wear masks while in school.  We are grateful for the attention given to this requirement and cooperation in this regard.  

 More recent CDC guidelines regarding masks have been posted and these are noted below:

 Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19

  • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin

  • CDC does not recommend the use of gaiters or face shields. Evaluation of these face covers is on-going but effectiveness is unknown at this time.

Per the CDC guidelines, gaiters are not recommended at this time because of questionable effectiveness.  Furthermore, since masks must be secured under the chin, traditionally worn bandanas are not considered effective either.  As a result, students, staff and visitors may not wear bandanas or gaiters as a mask while in school.  Disposable masks will be provided for those who do not bring an acceptable mask to school.  Students who do not comply with proper mask wearing will be sent home. 

COVID Monitoring 

Our school nurse wanted to remind parents to screen their children DAILY for symptoms before sending them to school.  Parents/caregivers should monitor their children for signs of illness every day as they are the front line for assessing illness in their children. Students who are sick should stay home from school and call the attendance line: 609.298.3900 x 2029

NB 2021-22 Covid-19 Dashboard 


Burlington County Covid Vaccination Sites

Please see this flyer regarding more information on vaccinations. 


2021-2022 Yearbook

Pre-order the 2021-2022 yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com 

2020-2021 Yearbook

Limited copies of last year's yearbooks are still available for purchase. Please contact Tina Kim,  tkim@nburlington.com  for details.


PTSC 

PTSC and Amazon Smile:  The Parent Teacher Student Connection (PTSC) has an Amazon Smile account for any community members who would like to support the PTSC while shopping online.  Simply go to http://smile.amazon.com  and search for the "Parent Teacher Student Connection" in the list of organizations (it is listed as being in Columbus, NJ) and then go through that portal to do your Amazon shopping.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of all purchases to the PTSC.  Please email nburlingtonptsc@gmail.com with any login questions.


Assessment Schedule 2021-2022

During the course of the school year, students will participate in various standardized assessments. Assessment Information and NB’s Assessment Schedule is available on the website: http://nburlingtonnj.apptegy.us/o/nbc-rsd/page/student-assessment--3 


Senior Parking

Please find the link below for the 2021 – 2022 Senior Parking Application that can be accessed in Google Classroom. 

 

Clinical Corner Spotlight: 

  • Northern Burlington has partnered with Effective School Solutions and will be hosting virtual staff/parent/community workshops.  Our next virtual session is:

  • Tuesday, December 14th at 3pm presented by: Monica Generoso, M.Ed. - How to Talk to Your Kids and Survive: Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have -- and one of the toughest. In large part, that's because times have changed. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of disturbing issues that are difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain. Our kids are part of the iGen or GenZ generation. The generation born with smartphones and tablets. Let’s talk about how we can talk to our kids and survive. Please click the link to join via zoom: Presentation link OR use Meeting ID: 953 7367 8841   Passcode: 855772

  • Care Solace helps individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their Care Companion™ team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year to quickly connect you to carefully verified providers in your community.

Students, staff, and families may access Care Solace services in two ways:

  • Call (888) 515-0595 at any time. Support is available in 200+ languages. A dedicated Care Companion™ will help you every step of the way to research options, secure appointments, and follow up to make sure it is a good fit.

Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                                                                                                                                                                           

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

Follow the Principal on twitter @nbc_hsprincipal

Follow the Superintendent on twitter:  @NBCSUPER

Webpage at www.nburlington.com